Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Respiratory Viruses in Southern California

It looks as if the RSV season may be winding down. Our current numbers show us to be running about 12% (details to follow in the next few days). We are still seeing influenza virus (Influenza B are actually exceeding Influenza A isolates nationally).
Based on the strains isolated this year the vaccine for next year has been recommended and includes a new Influenza B strain (a poor match this season).
Also interesting is the number of postive tests for human metapneumovirus. Not all of our reporting sites are testing for this, but from the sites that do, the numbers are up from last year.
Stay tuned to this site for updates.


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